I am accustomed to being the new kid on the block, like all of you are I am sure. The only difference is that though I have not moved recently; I am new to MyMilitaryLife.com. My name is Tara. I am a 17 year Army wife with four kids. I am originally from Arizona and never planned on leaving my hometown. Then, like all military love stories, I met my man and the future I thought I had planned was replaced with a very different, yet exciting, one. I love almost all aspects of being a military spouse. I enjoy the moving, especially overseas. So far we have Germany, Korea, and Okinawa under our belts; hope we get one more country before retirement. I like making new friends, and exploring. Mostly I know that the best part of being affiliated with the military is the way the spouses support each other. We know how to take care of people, to make them feel welcome and how to cut through the bologna to quickly find out if you’re going to be friends. Every time my mom hears about me reconnecting with an old friend from four duty stations ago or the fact that my neighbor came over and helped me clean out and organize my garage, she says, “Tara, you do know that doesn’t happen in real life, right?” While that might be true, this is our real life right now and I am blessed. The openness of military spouses is how I am now meeting all of you.
My husband says that I never meet a stranger, good or bad I am not shy and will chat with anyone. I met Wendy of MyMilitarylife.com during a class I was teaching here on the Army post where we are stationed. I volunteer at ACS, Army Community Service. Wendy, in her knowledge-seeking ways, was there taking some classes that she can in turn bring to you all. We met and hit it off, and bam, I was a part of the my military life family! What an amazing bunch of ladies there are here. I am excited about blogging here and being a co-host on the radio show (which if you haven’t checked out yet, you really should!). There are a lot of new things coming here at Mymilitarylife.com; I am just glad that I am one of those things. So grab your coffee, tea, or wine, come sit on my porch and let’s get to know each other! It is great to meet you!
What’s your favorite part of being a military spouse?